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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    November 1, 2012
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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and the answer though. >> this is ridiculous. i say treat. >> treat. >> i forgot what the game was. good morning, everyone, on this november 1st. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about weather and here is tucker barnes. >> good morning. we're doing fine. we have agot temperatures to start your day in the low 40s across the region so dim jacket weather.
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-- we've got cool temperatures to start your day in the low 40s across the region so definitely jacket weather. definitely quiet across the region. do have a couple of sprinkles or light showers off to the west and just north of hagerstown there and near one chester. not done completely with the threat of a lonesome shower or isolated sprinkle. we should see even a little more sunshine than yesterday. kind of of a partly to mostly cloudy day today as sandy continues to drift north with high temperatures in the mid others. so bring along a jacket. it will be cool this morning and even later today with cloudiness around. that is a first look at the forecast. back to you. >> thank you. some of the top stories this morning, the death toll
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from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in
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a red hyundai accent with virginia plates but may also be in a white nissan altima with and pennsylvania plates. heap was in full force on m street last night. >> as well as d.c. place patrolling the area on horse back and foot to make sure everyone had a safe night. audrey barnes has the details. >> reporter: the party atmosphere was in full force in georgetown. people wearing the best costumes were treated like celebrities being stalked by the paparazzi. >> what are you tonight? >> bumblebee. >> do you have any special superpowers. >> not tonight. >> happy halloween. >> reporter: first timers like the reed family from prince george's county said it was worth the trip. >> we heard everybody wears a
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lot of cool costumes down here and everybody is really friendly. we decided to check it out for ourselves. >> reporter: d.c. police made their presence felt early. no one was allowed to stay in one place too long. >> we are a large group congregating. we got a little issue here. >> reporter: even though mounted police were here to watch the crowd too, they still had some fun with it. tina morris' family moved here from tennessee and came down to see the festivities for themselves. why georgetown? >> they said this was the busiest and scariest place to be. so i came. >> i was expecting more. >> reporter: those who did venture down said there is nothing quite like a georgetown halloween. >> pretty crowded and a lot of things going o. >> reporter: a lot of fun, you
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think? >> yeah, a lot of the fun. >> i had to dodge a few of last- minute halloween stragglers from georgetown as i was coming in today. 3:30 in the morning, they were doing pretty well. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. fur. welcome back to fox 5 morning news. this is a live look at route 1 and route 110 where there seems to be a traffic issue on the side of the road. doesn't seem to be causing a lot of problems but it doesn't take much to cause drama on the roadways early in the morning. i'm sarah simmons. we'll continue to watch that. >> i'm wisdom martin. still a for you closings to tell you about. let's start in anne arundel county. they are closed due to not having power.
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some of the schools in anne arundel schools are closed due to not having power. in frederick county, maryland, all schools are open except for lewistown elementary. people trying to get back to normal. >> a lot of lasting effects and people still without power too. a lot of people have been restored and a lot of people don't have power. >> are you one of those people? >> i'm on the other side of things. waiting patiently. if i'm wearing the same shirt and tie tomorrow, you know what happened. yeah, still waiting patiently. let's get to the temperatures. 46degrees at reagan national. definitely bring a jacket and it is going to be a cool day. hour high temperatures will only be in the mid-50s. just like the last several
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days, it will be a little bit on the cool side for the first day of november. looking at our radar and satellite, you can see this big sprawling mess is the leftovers of sandy. not moving a whole lot. we'll have plenty of clouds in the forecast today. there could be one or two sprinkles but i don't think we'll see any measurable rain around here. the other piece of this is we will probably get a little sunshine. just like yesterday with a little sunshine working n. >> i saw the sun peek out. >> it was nice. it was like i hadn't seen it for months. >> probably more sun than yesterday as we are trending in the right direction. here are your forecast highs. 55 in washington. 53 in quantico. cool afternoon. >> all right. thank you, tucker. >> time now for say hello to julie wright. she has our first look at traffic this morning. >> we are kind of focusing on the same thing you were bumping
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in after the break. that is northbound 395 approaching 110. not sure what is happening here but v-d.o.t. is out here and there is an incident on the right side of the roadway. northbound coming from duke street headhood across the 14th street bridge, all of your lanes are open. no problems to report continuing across the southeast- southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. new this morning, fire crews are still on the scene of a large fire in northeast d.c. crews were called to a warehouse on morse street near union market late last night. you could see heavy flames and smoke coming from the building. we understand the fire continues to close a portion of new york avenue northeast. we have a crew that is there. melanie alnwick is live right there right now.
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what's going on? >> reporter: good morning. it looks leak firefighters are starting to wrap up some of the equipment. we are here on morse street just off of florida avenue. this is a busy warehouse district overnight. these are warehouses that get in a lot of imports and exports, not only goods and products but also a lot of the food here that gets supplied to restaurants around the area. we don't know exactly which warehouse this particular fire was in. we do know it was in the 400 block here. when firefighters got here around 11:00, we believe is when the first notification went out. we do have video of that from last night as well. but definitely there was smoke and heavy flames. at one point, they had to pull all of the teams out of the warehouse they were working in because it was getting too dangerous. they then decided to fight the
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fire from the outside rather than the inside. for a while, there were portions of florida avenue shut down as well. florida avenue was shut down when we first got here but now i can tell that you florida avenue is back open now this morning. that is good news. we are still waiting to hear from fire investigators on what exactly happened inside here. at this point, i can tell you the good news on the scene here is that we have no word of any injuries but it does look like there is probably some pretty significant property damage to whoever owned that warehouse and perhaps some of the adjacent properties. >> thank you. let's get to the latest now in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. they are going to be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township which is west of atlantic city. they will be assisting in
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things like patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. atlantic city's boardwalk is destroyed as well as countless numbers of businesses and homes along the coastline. 25% of hoboken is still under water. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit
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sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads from this vantage point. official tell us the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. the anne arundel county fire department is investigating the death of a contractor who was killed when a tree fell on him. it happened on homewood road in annapolis yesterday afternoon while the contractor was removing trees following superstorm sandy. official have not yet released his name but he is believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s. 50s. making headlines in virginia, the search continues for the map police say tried to kill his ex-girl friend and two police officers using pipedoms. 25-year-old lawrence stewart is
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accused of placing the bombs near the homes of his targets. you can see significant damage was caused to the homes. police have issued a blue alert in virginia, a special alert for suspects who threaten police officers. charles county police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a double shooting that killed a woman and critically injured her husband. this is the man police are looking for. the suspect may be in his early 20s and is about six feet all tall with a slim build. the shooting happened on friday in o. a foot path in waldorf. husband and wife were walk their dog when the gunman walked by and started firing shots. so far, investigators have not released a motive. talking politics now, early voting has picked back up in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. >> and from the looks of things, people were pretty enthusiastic about. it the lines were out the door
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at polling stations. the voting days and hours were extended through tomorrow because of hurricane sandy. there was also a nine turnout at the civic center in silver spring. in the district, the board of elections is extending early voting hours from 8:30:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at each voting site and they've added extra equipment at each site. coming up, tragedy on one local road a girl struck and killed. >> it happened while she was on her way to school. we've got that story coming up next. we'll be back. 
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we had a good group of people. good group off employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. new this morning, d.c. police are searching for clues in a homicide in northeast. investigators were called to the scene in the 2000 block of fourth street around 9:30 last night. they say a man was found shot
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several times. police don't have any information on a suspect and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen something or heard something in that area last night. a little closer to home, a tragic accident leaves family and friends mourning the loss of a 15-year-old girl. christina morris was killed yesterday on her way to school. she was struck by a car while trying to cross germantown road to get to seneca valley high school around 7:00 in the morning. montgomery county police are investigating but say the driver of the car had the right- of-way. we have good news about the new express lanes coming up in just a little bit. and some lower quality gasoline headed to your gas tank. >> we have details of why some gas stations are being allowed to ignore the clean air act plus we are checking weather with tucker and traffic with julie. stay with us. anncr: which do you believe?
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what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says?
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mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be mythey... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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a live look outside right now. it is thursday, the week is almost over t seems like this has been a 10-day week. >> it does, doesn't it. >> that is a live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. we are almost there. we made it through. we'll keep going one more day. speaking of making it through, these people made it through last night.
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the halloween spirit was out in full force in georgetown last night. d.c. police were also out in full force making sure everyone was safe while celebrating the holiday. >> they said this was the busiest and happiest and scariest place to be so he thought i would come and experience it. >> we heard everybody wears a lot of cool costumes and everybodying really friendly so we decided to check it out for ourselves. >> police say no major problems were reported last night in georgetown. that is i good thing. >> i think the guy behind the transformer was the one i saw this morning. he was still in the roadway. i was like okay, i got to get around you. i don't know what you're doing. 3:30 in the morning, they were still going. he looked like he was fine. he hay slice of pizza. he was just good to go. >> i'm sure he was. oh, the good old days. we have a big event coming
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up this weekend. extra hour of sleep. >> yes, i love it. >> i forgot about that. >> you get an extra hour of sleep. you fall back. remember, fall back. that is the good news. now, the bad news is the sun will start setting at about ten after five instead of ten after six. it is cool out. 46 in washington. and 47 in annapolis. but much of the area falling back into the low 40s, even 30s now. manassas, good morning. 40 out at dulles, 37 in leonardtown. so a chilly start to your day. our highs will only top out in the mid-50s. we should still be in the throw mid-60s this time of year. temperature will trend on the cool side. still dealing with the remnants of sandy. we are getting a little piece of energy working through as we speak and that will give us the possible of a couple of light
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sprinkles or showers particularly north and west. not sure we'll see anything here in the immediate metro areas but, if you are north and west, well up into the mountains, you might get a sprinkle or perhaps even a light snow flurry if you are far enough west as we continue to watch that little piece of energy come through. otherwise, the trend will be lots of clouds to start your day. we'll get a few peeks of sunshine during your thursday with highs only expected in the mid-50s. good news is the pattern continues to kind of break down. leftovers with sandy and move it north. as we get into tomorrow and the weekend, there should be more and more sunshine back in the forecast. clouds, i a little bit of sun out there. -- clouds, a little bit of sun out there. if you are off to the north and west, you might get a sprinkle or light shower here particularly the first half of the day. 40 the overnight low. winds out of the west at five to 10. we are generally in the 30s tomorrow morning. that 40 will be here in town. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. and right now, generally, a quiet weather pattern getting
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into the weekend. a big day next tuesday as well. that is election day. right now, partly sunny. we might get some storminess around here early next week but still a question mark. right now, partly sunny and 56. great big good morning to julie wright. >> on the roads, tucker, right now, what we know from v-d.o.t. is this is just a police stop t happened to be in the middle of the work zone. that is why the right side of the roadway is taken away with veryling delay. 50 continuing in towards 123 an easy drive here and lanes are open southbound along 270. no issues to report leaving hyattstown continuing out
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toward the truck scales. melanie alnwick reporting live from the fire there. third and florida will be shut down until further notice. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. growing concerns this morning about how the damage caused by sandy may impact next week's presidential election in parts of the northeast. >> could there even be a delay for the first time ever? that is coming up next. stay with us. stay with us.
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just five days left until the election now and president obama returns to the campaign trail today after taking a few days off because of hurricane sandy. the president will be in nevada, colorado and in wisconsin. mitt romney is going to be visiting virginia. romney made three stops in florida yesterday and he focused much of his attention on the victims affected by hurricane sandy. and he is targeting young voters in the state. both candidates plan to hit all the key swing states leading up to next tuesday's election. the question is will the
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damage caused by sandy impact voting for the presidential election. some analysts say yes especially with such widespread power outages in the northeast. fox's mike flannery spoke way apolitical science professor about what could be done. >> reporter: modern democracy uses machines that require electricity to record individual votes and then high- speed computer internet connections to transmit total counts to central election officials. but there may not be electricity even in parts of new york city for next tuesday's scheduled election. rural areas could face even longer delays on power. election officials across the northeast are scrambling discussing whether it is possible to consolidate polling places, use portable generate ours or have some vote by hand the old-fashioned way. what only a few are discussing publicly is any delay in the presidential election, something that has never happened before and here is why. >> i think it would probably take an act of congress to change that and allow states to
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have the flexibility to do so. the question is would they give individual states the flexibility to change their dates and delay it for a week or even two weeks. >> very unlikely. >> very unlikely, i think that is right. >> wayne stagger says that since most of the states hit hard by hurricane sandy are heavily democratic, partisan considerations would likely block any agreement to let them delay voting for president. >> if we don't postpone the election, what is going to the impact of this hurricane. >> i think the big impact of the hurricane is on voter turnout. i think we'll see substantially lower voting in new york, new jersey, pennsylvania for sure. >> that was mike flannery reporting with fox. >> we are staying on top of the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week, republican candidate george allen joined us for and he can tenned interview. today, it is democrat tim kaine's turn. kaine will join us live in studio at 7:30 this morning.
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it is the blockbuster deal that has people in hollywood buzzing this week. disney's purchase of lucasfilm for more than $4 billion. >> what does that mean for the legendary star wars franchise? we have the answer coming up next. president obama: there's just no quit i in america...
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and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's...
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and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. deangelo hall should hear later on today whether he will be fined or suspended for his actions last sunday. hall was ejected last sunday for a confrontation with an official at the end of the game against the steelers. >> we'll hear more on that in morning line. the recent purchase of george lucas' company by disney has star wars fans pretty happy. >> now, the star wars franchise lives on. adam housley has more. >> reporter: with tuesday's
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sale of lucasfilm to disney no more than $4 billion, the force is still strong for star wars fans as the jedi master himself, george lucas, announced three more films in the historic franchise. >> we have a plan for seven, eight and nine which is the end of the trilogy and other films also. before a large group of ideas and caches and books and all kinds of things. we can go on making star wars for the next hundred years. >> all who gain power are afraid to lose it, even the jedi. >> reporter: hollywood loves proven winners. with the recent success of several superhero franchises, another day is almost for sure. >> the hollywood community is very risk averse. studios are very risk averse. that is why you see so many franchises out there. >> 007 reporting for duty.
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>> reporter: the 23rd bond film, skyfall opens in the u.s. on november 9th. director peter jackson is conning the lord of the rings saga with the hobbit opening in december. >> they don't want to let things go. this is why you see reboots and the reinvention of franchises. films being completely retooled, reinvigorated, reimagined for today's audience to keep that brand alive. >> with disney adding star wars to their empire, expect this trend to continue in a galaxy far, far away. >> the star wars universe now has more than 17,000 characters inhabiting several thousand planets and spanning 20,000 years. and this gives disney diss y diss